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Books of sermons of Andrew Moir and the Lawson family, secession ministers at Selkirk.

Identifier: Acc.5115/1-157

Scope and Contents

This accession relates to the Secession Ministry at Selkirk of various members of the Lawson family, 1726-1898. Two brothers, George and Andrew Lawson both became Secession Ministers at Selkirk. Andrew Lawson's son John was later occupied the same position. Most of the material here relates to the sermons preached by the Lawson family.

Included are books of sermons of Andrew Moir, minister of Associate Synod in Selkirk, 1758-1770; books of sermons of George Lawson (d. 1820), Professor of Theology and minister of the Associate [Burgher] congregation in Selkirk, 1771-1820; books of sermons of Andrew Lawson; books of Sermons of George Lawson (d. 1849), brother of Andrew, United Secession minister at Kilmarnock, 1818-1837, and at Selkirk, 1837-1849.


  • Creation: 1752-1849, undated.


Conditions Governing Access

Normal access conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.


157 Volumes

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged as follows:

1-2 Sermons of Andrew Moir

3-127 Sermons of George Lawon (d. 1820)

128-140 Sermons of Andrew Lawson

141-152 Sermons of George Lawson (d. 1849)

153-157 Unidenitified sermons

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1970, John Grant, Bookseller, Edinburgh.

Related Materials

Acc.5023, Acc.5027, Acc.5052.

Genre / Form

National Library of Scotland Catalogue of Manuscripts
National Library of Scotland
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Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

Archives and Manuscript Division
National Library of Scotland
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